2016 Summer TV

Summer Preview

Find out when this summer's new shows are premiering and which ones to watch. Click through to the show pages for more details and to track your favorites! Wondering which shows the SideReel community thinks will be hits? Take a peek at SideReel's 2016 Summer Trending page to see what's getting the most tracks.

O.J.: Made in America

O.J.: Made in America

Premieres: Jun. 11 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Documentary

Examining the rise and fall of American football star O.J. Simpson, from his days growing up in Los Angeles to the murder trial that polarized the country.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
Seriously people, aren't we done with this trial yet?

Morgaine

Examining the rise and fall of American football star O.J. Simpson, from his days growing up in Los Angeles to the murder trial that polarized the country.

The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

Premieres: Jun. 26 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Game Show

Hosted by Michael Strahan, Pyramid features 10 episodes with $100,000 up for grabs each week, when some of today's hottest stars team up with players from across the country.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Zzzzzz... even with Michael Strahan hosting, this seems like an antiquated snoozefest.

Zaz

Hosted by Michael Strahan, Pyramid features 10 episodes with $100,000 up for grabs each week, when some of today's hottest stars team up with players from across the country.

Match Game

Match Game

Premieres: Jun. 26 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Game Show

Two contestants attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill in the missing blank.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pan!
Alec Baldwin will donate his hosting salary to charity, so when he ____ this series will ____.

Jerrica

Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin host the panel game show, which features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill in the missing blank.

Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Premieres: Jun. 14 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

A fun-loving but irresponsible guy needs a job and a place to stay - by happy coincidence, his nieces' and nephew's nanny has just quit.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
If at first you don't succeed, try again. Seriously, try again. This will likely join the 1990 series in the TV garbage can.

T.J.

Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces' and nephew's nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help.

Feed the Beast

Feed the Beast

Premieres: Jun. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: AMC
Genre: Drama

Tommy & Dion deal with the painstaking process of opening a restaurant — leading to betrayal, backstabbing, and the two coercing one another into dangerous situations.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
David Schwimmer. Jim Sturgess. Need I say more?

Audrey

Tommy Moran (David Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Jim Sturgess) deal with the painstaking process of opening a restaurant — leading to betrayal, backstabbing, and the two coercing one another into dangerous situations.

Ride with Norman Reedus

Ride with Norman Reedus

Premieres: Jun. 12 at 10:00 PM
Network: AMC
Genre: Reality

Biker-enthusiast and Walking Dead star Norman Reedus explores local motorcycle culture in cities around the country.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
OK, so I know nothing about motorcycles. But if I must learn, I'd like Daryl Dixon to teach me.

Alex

Biker-enthusiast and Walking Dead star Norman Reedus explores local motorcycle culture in cities around the country.

Thirteen

Thirteen

Premieres: Jun. 23 at 10:00 PM
Network: BBC America
Genre: Drama

A British drama about Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar that's been her prison for the last 13 years.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Another excellent (if a bit dark) British import from the director of My Mad Fat Diary.

Zaz

A British drama about Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar that's been her prison for the last 13 years.

American Gothic

American Gothic

Premieres: Jun. 22 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Drama

A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
This sounds like the perfect summer mystery — plus the writer comes from Jane the Virgin!

Morgaine

A prominent Boston family is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades.

BrainDead

BrainDead

Premieres: Jun. 13 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Science Fiction

The show follows a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer getting her first job in Washington, D.C.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
This horror-comedy from The Good Wife creators had better be good. No matter what, it'll be an improvement on Under the Dome.

Rachel

The show follows a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer getting her first job in Washington, D.C., and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of members of Congress and Hill staffers.

Outcast

Outcast

Premieres: Jun. 3 at 10:00 PM
Network: Cinemax
Genre: Drama

Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession. He searches for answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
With Damien consumed by A&E demons, get your evil fix from the creator of The Walking Dead — already renewed for Season 2!

Zaz

Outcast centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Still the King

Still the King

Premieres: Jun. 12 at 9:00 PM
Network: CMT
Genre: Drama

A scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who crashes back into the life of his ex and discovers he had a daughter he knew nothing about.

Mony's Opinion: Pan!
Just... no... sorry, Billy Ray.

Mony

Still The King follows Vernon (Billy Ray Cyrus), a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who crashes back into the life of his ex (Joey Lauren Adams) and discovers he had a daughter he knew nothing about.

Botched By Nature

Botched By Nature

Premieres: Aug. 3 at 9:00 PM
Network: E!
Genre: Reality

Famous doctor duo Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow are taking the show on the road to change the lives of those who have been botched.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
I love me some plastic surgery shows. And this features Paul sans angry Adrian and Terry!

Mony

Famous doctor duo Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow are taking the show on the road, heading across the country to change the lives of those who have been botched by genetics or a traumatic incident.

Famously Single

Famously Single

Premieres: Jun. 14 at 10:00 PM
Network: E!
Genre: Reality

Eight celebrities going through relationship rehab live under one roof in downtown Los Angeles and explore their romantic issues together.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Basically, I should be on this show, except for the fact that I'm not famous... just like, super single. Single AF.

Alex

Eight celebrities going through relationship rehab live under one roof in downtown Los Angeles and explore their romantic issues together.

Guilt

Guilt

Premieres: Jun. 13 at 9:00 PM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Drama

When Natalie's sister becomes the prime suspect in a murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Team American study abroad student.

Morgaine

When Natalie's sister Grace becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly's murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her.

Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons

Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons

Premieres: Jun. 22 at 10:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Talk & Late Night

The weekly talk show hosted by one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media feature intimate conversations with compelling guests each week.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Free from ESPN, Bill Simmons can now do or say whatever he wants. This is going to be awesome!

Rachel

The weekly talk show hosted by one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media feature intimate conversations with compelling guests each week.

The Night Of

The Night Of

Premieres: Jul. 10 at 9:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Crime

The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system, and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
I'm a sucker for a good murder mystery! Plus, John Turturro!

Alex

The Night Of delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system, and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes.

Vice Principals

Vice Principals

Premieres: Jul. 17 at 10:30 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy

The story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Come for Danny McBride, stay for Busy Philipps.

T.J.

Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who also created Eastbound & Down, this dark comedy series tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals.

Barbarians Rising

Barbarians Rising

Premieres: Jun. 6 at 9:00 PM
Network: History Channel
Genre: History

The Roman Empire called them "barbarians" — tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
Sparticus, Hannibal, Boudica and Attila all in one show?! Yes, please!

Jerrica

The Roman Empire called them "barbarians" — tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. The eight-part docu-drama reveals the true story of the 700-year battle to bring down one of strongest empires the world has ever known.

Roots

Roots

Premieres: May. 30 at 9:00 PM
Network: History Channel
Genre: Drama

This four-night, eight-hour event series is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
Visually stunning, amazing cast, I'll definitely be tuning in for this!

Audrey

This four-night, eight-hour event series is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive.

Ladylike

Ladylike

Premieres: Jun. 9 at 10:30 PM
Network: MTV
Genre: Comedy

The Ladylike team pokes holes in traditional ideas of "ladylike" behavior by pranking the unsuspecting public.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Prank shows are the worst!

Rachel

Led by Girl Code alum Nicole Byer, the Ladylike team pokes holes in traditional ideas of "ladylike" behavior by pranking the unsuspecting public.

Maya & Marty

Maya & Marty

Premieres: May. 31 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

Maya Rudolph & Martin Short host their own variety show.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Never been a huge Martin Short fan, but Maya is a national treasure.

T.J.

Within comedy circles, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are considered two of the best sketch performers in the business. This series will feature sketches that spoof current events, celebrities, and topical trends, as well as musical performances.

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

Premieres: Jun. 13 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Reality

Competitors push each other to their limits as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance, and will.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
Human ladder! Testament of human strength and camaraderie!

Mony

Friends, families, and co-workers push each other to their mental and physical limits as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance, and will.

The Get Down

The Get Down

Premieres: Aug. 12 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Music

A mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Baz Luhrmann's first foray onto the small screen? I'm into it.

T.J.

From Bronx tenements to the SoHo art scene, from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco.

Greenleaf

Greenleaf

Premieres: Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM
Network: OWN
Genre: Drama

A disillusioned preacher returns home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
Look, I am here for Oprah's return to scripted TV. But everything else about this show screams "nope."

T.J.

Greenleaf centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, The Night Shift) who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister.

Roadies

Roadies

Premieres: Jun. 26 at 10:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Comedy

An insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of "roadies" who live for music.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Let's hope that this is more Almost Famous than Elizabethtown.

Rachel

Created by Cameron Crowe, Roadies is an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Premieres: Jun. 14 at 9:00 PM
Network: TNT
Genre: Crime

When 17-year-old Josh moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives, he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. But joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
OK, fine, I'll join your toxic, troubled, super-hot criminal family.

Jerrica

When 17-year-old Josh moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town, he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. But after Josh discovers that it's all being funded by criminal activities, it suddenly becomes clear to him that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

Queen of the South

Queen of the South

Premieres: Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM
Network: USA
Genre: Crime

A woman is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.

Alex Elias' Opinion: Pan!
I'm all for a strong female lead, but this one doesn't captivate me.

Alex Elias

Based on the global best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur, the series tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.

Shooter

Shooter

Premieres: Jul. 19 at 10:00 PM (Postponed until the fall)
Network: USA
Genre: Action

A highly decorated ex-Marine sniper is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president.

Alex Elias' Opinion: Pick!
I'm not sure where exactly they can go with this, but the ride will be fun.

Alex Elias

Ryan Phillippe stars as Bob Lee Swagger, a highly decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president.